It's strange looking back and reading that today and thinking of all the changes that have happened over the years, and even more strange to share the news that this will be the second last post that i do on the Roncesvalles Victorian Reno Diary blog. The reason is that we've sold our home.
It was a difficult decision that we struggled a lot with. Just two short years ago Heather and i were care-free DINKS and our pretty little Victorian in Roncy was all the house we ever needed. Since then we've added two beautiful children with all their "stuff", a live-in care-giver and more frequent overnight guests. So as much as it pains us to move from the home we've worked so hard to make "ours", and our street with many friends, we realized that we need more space. I've been asked a lot lately how i can move after having invested so much time and hard work on the house? But i learned something very important, the week our house was on the market. To keep it looking it's best, Heather and the kids spent the week at the cottage and i stayed in town, so i could be around to tidy and turn the lights and A/C on and off each day. As i would come home each night after the last viewing was done, i realized our house never looked as beautiful as it did then, but without Heather and the kids there to greet me it didn't really feel like home anymore. I realized that no matter how renovated, beautiful or immaculate my house is, home is wherever Heather and the kids are.
We still love the neighbourhood, so we aren't moving very far (about 3 blocks). Still close enough to walk to all our favourite shops and restaurants on Roncesvalles, and even closer to High Park, where we've been spending more and more time. So as some of you may have guessed, there will be a new blog once we get settled in, in fact i've even picked up a new nick name - bye bye Roncy Vic, hello High Park Eddie! In the new blog i hope to share some more projects hopefully enlightened by some of the wisdom gained from this home, from life with children and from having a tighter budget. Hope to continue hearing from many of the readers that have made writing this blog so enjoyable. The link to the new blog, a house tour and a final farewell will be posted next.